Paul Kenyon


As both a solo pianist and a collaborative artist, Paul Kenyon has been acclaimed for his creative programming and effective communication. Born in upstate New York, Paul Kenyon earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from Michigan State University where he studied piano with Deborah Moriarty and Ralph Votapek. Dr. Kenyon also holds degrees from Mansfield University and Bowling Green State University, with additional studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. His principal teachers have included Jerome Rose and Angeline Schmid. He has recorded 3 CDs of solo piano music, with repertoire ranging from Haydn to Villa-Lobos. He also performs as pianist for the Catalina Trio and appears frequently as a collaborative artist in chamber music and contemporary music ensembles. Paul Kenyon is currently a member of the music faculty at Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Illinois, where he teaches piano and music history. Prior to returning to the Midwest in the fall of 2014, Dr. Kenyon taught piano and related music courses at Point Loma Nazarene University. In addition, he served as chair of the PLNU music department from 1998 until 2012, was the founding director of the Point Loma Keyboard Institute and coordinated the university's Cultural Events series. While in San Diego, Dr. Kenyon and his wife, Brenda, served as directors of music ministries at Reformation Lutheran Church in El Cajon, California.